Prague travel story

Prague is an authentic jewel, a collection of architectures across Europe. Strolling through the Old Town means watching its incredible variety of styles, from baroque to rococo, from gothic to modern, and above all to liberty, showing how to combine many architectures and give a new, pleasing and distinctive style. Apart from the purely aesthetic aspect, Prague is a very livable, romantic and tidy city that can accommodate and surround the traveler with a particular charm, with a cultural air and a rich history. The beginning of this short story is, inevitably, part of the Hrad Castle complex (view map in high resolution) where it is possible to appreciate a noteworthy stylistic landscape with the inevitable Italian artist, in this case Vincenzo Scamozzi for architecture and Titian for painting. Located on a hill overlooking the whole city, it has been used for over a thousand years as the seat of the Bohemian sovereigns and is now home to the President of the Czech Republic. Over the course of history has undergone several reconstructions that have created a mixture of architectural styles. Inside the walls in the third court is the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral with its Treasury. Another Treasure is the Bohemian Royal with the famous symbol with crown, globe and scepter. It is interesting to follow the most extreme stretch, where the picturesque towers look to the picturesque towers and the famous golden alley, a popular village famous for legends of magic and alchemy.

The Charles Bridge is another symbol of Prague. It is the second oldest bridge crossing the Moldava and was erected at the time of the greatest development of Prague, at the time of Emperor Charles IV. Meeting of musicians and street vendors is in fact the city center crowded at every hour of the day and night by street artists and simple passers-by. The Old Town Square (Stare Mesto) surrounded by beautiful Baroque and Renaissance palaces is the place where the town hall stands, on whose tower it is possible to climb and observe a splendid view of the city. On its facade, the astronomical clock, a jewel of the fifteenth century, with a special mechanical device: at two o'clock in the morning, from two to twelve windows, the colorful statues of the twelve Apostles emerge, to which the Death 'Avaro, the Vanitous and the Turks. The singing of a golden rooster shows the end of the representation.

Two steps from the Clock Square is the Josefov Quarter, an area of the ancient Jewish ghetto whose synagogues still remain and the ancient cemetery. The Jewish Jewish Museum in Prague, which manages the monumental sites of the old ghetto, is the second most important in the world for the vastness of its collections that are partially exposed in the synagogues and document the long history of the Jews in Prague.


Praga photo albums

Album series with the most interesting photos of the places I visited on my trip to Prague

Praga curiosities

Many Prague curiosities such as the legend of Princess Libussa or Hromnice's day 

Praga climate

climate graph of Prague
Graph of the climate of Praga, month by month with precipitation, days of rain, temperature

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